>> pelley: finally tonight, the best presents don't come with price tags and they don't require batteries. steve hartman with a lesson in the holiday spirit "on the road." >> ho, ho, ho! >> reporter: when santa showed up at tar river elementary near ralley, north carolina, he not only brought gifts, he brought every second grader the exact toy they'd asked for in their letters. >> did everybody get what they wantd? >> yeah, obviously. every kid, that is, but bethany arnold who refused to ask him for a single toy. >> "dear santa, my daddy is in iraq, could you bring him home for christmas?" >> that would be the best gift of all. >> reporter: did you know you were asking for something that was kind of tough? >> yes, but... well, it's tough to go around the world in one night. >> reporter: that's true.